St. Asaph

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  1. Dogsday

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    Does anyone know if St. Asaph is/was in Denbighshire or Flintshire before 1918, I have a lot of ancestors from Wales on my Father's side, different site information shows either county.:confused:
     
  2. burt

    burt Where there's a will there's a way!

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    According to Phillimores' Atlas it straddled both Counties.
     
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    Flook A True Gentleman. Rest in Peace.

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    Well it seems to be in both! "The parish contains the townships of Bodeigan, Bodllewyddan, Brynpolyn, Cilowen, Cyrchynen, Faenol, Gwernglefryd, Gwerneigron, Pengwern, Rhyllon, and Talar. in Flint; and the townships Meriadog and Wygfair or Wickwer, in Denbigh".

    This is from the Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72) as found on this incredibly wordy page>

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    http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/descriptions/882490
    There's a map from 1871 that might prove interesting (St Asaph is at the bottom)>

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    https://maps.nls.uk/view/102342339
     
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    Thank you very much Sirs, I will have a look at the maps :)
     
  5. Half Hour

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    Funnily, I was searching it last night and found both counties mentioned so looked it up. Turns out it wasn't the person I wanted, but it sure sounds like a lovely spot.
     
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  6. Bay Horse

    Bay Horse Can be a bit of a dark horse

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    It is, but mostly because I was born in St. Asaph. :D

    St. Asaph itself was in Flintshire, but the parish was split as mentioned above.
     
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    My Dads 9 brothers & sisters were all born in St. Asaphs, would you know if there was a childrens home in the area during the first world war, I believe 6 of them spent the war years in a home in that area, although Dad's family were from different parts of Wales, Anglesey, Rhyl etc. so could have been elsewhere.
     
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    Bay Horse Can be a bit of a dark horse

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    According to Peter Higginbotham's site, St. Asaph Union opened a children's home at The Roe, St. Asaph. These would have been along the lines of cottage homes.

    There were also cottage homes near Holywell, at Lluesty, and an orphanage at Pantasaph by the friary; I'd imagine that would be Catholic children only.
     
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    Thank you BH, gives me a better idea of where to look :)
     

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